Sri Lanka: Former LTTE members to be released from prison

Seven former members of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) imprisoned for many years are to be released following Presidential Pardon, Sri Lanka’s State Minister of Prison Management & Prisoners’ Rehabilitation Lohan Ratwate said.

Sri Lankan media Daily Mirror reported that the release of LTTE members from prison is part of Poson Poya, a festival celebrating the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.

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